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KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. - In the transfer aisle of NASA's Vehicle Assembly Building, the redesigned external fuel tank that will launch Space Shuttle Atlantis on the next shuttle mission, STS-115, is raised to a vertical position. The tank will next be moved into a checkout cell for further work. Designated ET-118, the tank will fly with many major safety changes, including the removal of the protuberance air load ramps. Photo credit: NASA/George Shelton
Topics: What -- Space Shuttle Orbiter, What -- Atlantis, What -- STS-115, Where -- Kennedy Space Center...
Source: http://mediaarchive.ksc.nasa.gov/detail.cfm?mediaid=28867

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KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. - At Astrotech Space Operations in Titusville, Fla., technicians perform black-light inspection and cleaning of Observatory B, part of the STEREO spacecraft. The observatory will later be wrapped for transfer to the hazardous processing facility where it will be weighed and fueled. STEREO stands for Solar Terrestrial Relations Observatory. The STEREO mission is the first to take measurements of the sun and solar wind in 3-dimension. This new view will improve our...
Topics: What -- STEREO, What -- Solar TErrestrial RElations Observatory, What -- Sun, What -- Earth, Where...
Source: http://mediaarchive.ksc.nasa.gov/detail.cfm?mediaid=29414

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KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. - Space Shuttle Discovery kicks off the Fourth of July fireworks with its own fiery display as it rockets into the blue sky, spewing foam and smoke over the ground, on mission STS-121. It was the third launch attempt in four days; the others were scrubbed due to weather concerns. Liftoff was on-time at 2:38 p.m. EDT. During the 12-day mission, the STS-121 crew of seven will test new equipment and procedures to improve shuttle safety, as well as deliver supplies and...
Topics: What -- Space Shuttle Orbiter, What -- Discovery, What -- STS-121, What -- International Space...
Source: http://mediaarchive.ksc.nasa.gov/detail.cfm?mediaid=29288

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KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. - Rosalyn and Jimmy Carter, former first lady and U.S. President , talk with Center Director Roy D. Bridges Jr. and Director of External Affairs and Business Development JoAnn H. Morgan. The Carters are touring Kennedy Space Center
Topics: Who -- Roy D. Bridges, Where -- Kennedy Space Center (KSC)
Source: http://mediaarchive.ksc.nasa.gov/detail.cfm?mediaid=8708

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KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. - In the White Room on Launch Pad 39B, STS-121 Pilot Mark Kelly heads for the Closeout Crew who will help with final preparations on his launch suit before entering Discovery. Situated on the end of the orbiter access arm, the White Room provides access into the orbiter on the pad. The crew is preparing for the third launch attempt in four days; previous attempts were scrubbed due to weather concerns. During the 12-day mission, the STS-121 crew will test new equipment...
Topics: What -- Space Shuttle Orbiter, What -- STS-121, What -- Discovery, What -- International Space...
Source: http://mediaarchive.ksc.nasa.gov/detail.cfm?mediaid=29352

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KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- FAA Administrator Patti Smith pauses in the Orbiter Processing Facility on her tour of KSC.
Topic: Where -- Kennedy Space Center (KSC)
Source: http://mediaarchive.ksc.nasa.gov/detail.cfm?mediaid=9571

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KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. - -- Space Shuttle Atlantis races toward space just after liftoff from Launch Pad 39B on mission STS-112. Liftoff occurred on time at 3:46 p.m. EDT. Along with a crew of six, Atlantis carries the S1 Integrated Truss Structure and the Crew and Equipment Translation Aid (CETA) Cart A to the International Space Station (ISS). The CETA is the first of two human-powered carts that will ride along the ISS railway, providing mobile work platforms for future spacewalking...
Topics: What -- Space Shuttle Orbiter, What -- Atlantis, What -- STS-112, What -- International Space...
Source: http://mediaarchive.ksc.nasa.gov/detail.cfm?mediaid=17262

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KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- Birds - herons or storks -- in the area of Launch Pad 39B are startled into flight as Space Shuttle Atlantis roars into the sky on mission STS-110. Flames from the solid rocket boosters look like inverted torches. Liftoff occurred at 4:44:19 p.m. EDT (20:41:19 GMT). Carrying the S0 Integrated Truss Structure and Mobile Transporter, STS-110 is the 13th assembly flight to the International Space Station.
Topics: What -- Space Shuttle Orbiter, What -- Atlantis, What -- STS-110, What -- International Space...
Source: http://mediaarchive.ksc.nasa.gov/detail.cfm?mediaid=9316

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KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- The Rotating Service Structure rolls back to reveal Space Shuttle Atlantis on pad 39B prior to launch. The Shuttle is scheduled for launch Oct. 7 at 3:46 p.m. EDT on mission STS-112.
Topics: What -- Space Shuttle Orbiter, What -- Atlantis, What -- STS-112, Where -- Kennedy Space Center...
Source: http://mediaarchive.ksc.nasa.gov/detail.cfm?mediaid=17186

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KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- Space Shuttle Columbia sits on Launch Pad 39A, atop the Mobile Launcher Platform. The STS-107 research mission comprises experiments ranging from material sciences to life sciences, plus the Fast Reaction Experiments Enabling Science, Technology, Applications and Research (FREESTAR) that incorporates eight high priority secondary attached shuttle experiments. Mission STS-107 is scheduled to launch Jan. 16, 2003.
Topics: What -- Space Shuttle Orbiter, What -- Columbia, What -- STS-107, What -- FAST, Where -- Kennedy...
Source: http://mediaarchive.ksc.nasa.gov/detail.cfm?mediaid=17778

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KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- Lights define the Fixed Service Structure on Launch Pad 39A where Space Shuttle Endeavour, also bathed in light, sits ready for launch atop the Mobile Launcher Platform. Seen above the orange external tank behind Endeavour is the "beanie cap," or vent hood assembly at the end of the gaseous oxygen vent arm. STS-111 is the second Utilization Flight to the International Space Station, carrying the Multi-Purpose Logistics Module Leonardo, the Mobile Base...
Topics: What -- Space Shuttle Orbiter, What -- Endeavour, What -- STS-111, What -- International Space...
Source: http://mediaarchive.ksc.nasa.gov/detail.cfm?mediaid=9704

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KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- Space Shuttle Atlantis is revealed as the Rotating Service Structure rolls back into launch position. The RSS provides protected access to the orbiter for changeout and servicing of payloads at the pad. The structure has access platforms at five levels to provide access to the payload bay. The Shuttle rests on the Mobile Launcher Platform (MLP), which straddles the flame trench below. The flame trench is part of the Flame Deflector System that insulates pad...
Topics: What -- Space Shuttle Orbiter, What -- Atlantis, What -- STS-110, What -- International Space...
Source: http://mediaarchive.ksc.nasa.gov/detail.cfm?mediaid=9217

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KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- Space Shuttle Endeavour climbs into the black sky as it lifts off Launch Pad 39A on mission STS-113. Liftoff occurred ontime at 7:49:47 p.m. EST. The launch is the 19th for Endeavour, and the 112th flight in the Shuttle program. Mission STS-113 is the 16th assembly flight to the International Space Station, carrying another structure for the Station, the P1 integrated truss. Also onboard are the Expedition 6 crew, who will replace Expedition 5. Endeavour is...
Topics: What -- Space Shuttle Orbiter, What -- Endeavour, What -- STS-113, What -- International Space...
Source: http://mediaarchive.ksc.nasa.gov/detail.cfm?mediaid=17679

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KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- Space Shuttle Columbia rolls out from the Vehicle Assembly Building on its way to Launch Pad 39A. Columbia sits atop the Mobile Launcher Platform, which in turn is carried by the crawler-transporter underneath for the long, slow journey to the pad. The STS-107 research mission comprises experiments ranging from material sciences to life sciences (many rats), plus the Fast Reaction Experiments Enabling Science, Technology, Applications and Research (FREESTAR) that...
Topics: What -- Space Shuttle Orbiter, What -- Columbia, What -- STS-107, What -- FAST, Where -- Kennedy...
Source: http://mediaarchive.ksc.nasa.gov/detail.cfm?mediaid=17762

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KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- After rollback of the Rotating Service Structure in the early morning hours, Space Shuttle Endeavour sits bathed in light on its Mobile Launcher Platform on Launch Pad 39A. Seen extending to the cockpit area of Endeavour is the orbiter access arm. At the end of the arm is the White Room, an environmental chamber. Below, on either side of Endeavour's tail, are the tail service masts that support fluid, gas and electrical requirements of the orbiter's liquid oxygen...
Topics: What -- Space Shuttle Orbiter, What -- Endeavour, What -- STS-111, What -- International Space...
Source: http://mediaarchive.ksc.nasa.gov/detail.cfm?mediaid=9708

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KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. - Space Shuttle Atlantis roars into the clear blue sky as it launches on mission STS-110. Liftoff occurred at 4:44:19 p.m. EDT (20:41:19 GMT). Carrying the S0 Integrated Truss Structure and Mobile Transporter, STS-110 is the 13th assembly flight to the International Space Station
Topics: What -- Space Shuttle Orbiter, What -- Atlantis, What -- STS-110, What -- International Space...
Source: http://mediaarchive.ksc.nasa.gov/detail.cfm?mediaid=9300

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KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. - Smoke and steam billow across Launch Pad 39B as Space Shuttle Atlantis hurtles into the sky for its rendezvous with the International Space Station on mission STS-115. Liftoff was on-time at 11:14:55 a.m. EDT. After several earlier launch attempts were scrubbed due to weather and technical concerns, this launch was executed perfectly. Mission STS-115 is the 116th space shuttle flight, the 27th flight for orbiter Atlantis, and the 19th U.S. flight to the...
Topics: What -- Space Shuttle Orbiter, What -- Atlantis, What -- International Space Station (ISS), What --...
Source: http://mediaarchive.ksc.nasa.gov/detail.cfm?mediaid=30044

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KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. - Huge clouds roll over Launch Pad 39B where Space Shuttle Atlantis still sits after the scrub of its launch on mission STS-115. Atlantis was originally scheduled to launch at 12:29 p.m. EDT on this date, but a 24-hour scrub was called by mission managers due to a concern with fuel cell 1. Towering above the shuttle is the 80-foot lightning mast. At left is the rolled-back rotating service structure with the payload changeout room open. Just above the orange external...
Topics: What -- Space Shuttle Orbiter, What -- Atlantis, What -- STS-115, What -- International Space...
Source: http://mediaarchive.ksc.nasa.gov/detail.cfm?mediaid=29955

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KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- Rising on columns of fire above the smoke and steam below, Space Shuttle Discovery leaps toward the sky past the lightning mast on Launch Pad 39B on mission STS-116. Liftoff occurred on time at 8:47 p.m. EST. This was the second launch attempt for mission STS-116. The first launch attempt on Dec. 7 was postponed due a low cloud ceiling over Kennedy Space Center. This is Discovery's 33rd mission and the first night launch since 2002. The 20th shuttle mission to the...
Topics: What -- Space Shuttle Orbiter, What -- Discovery, What -- STS-116, What -- International Space...
Source: http://mediaarchive.ksc.nasa.gov/detail.cfm?mediaid=30778

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KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- Space Shuttle Discovery seems to be standing on the fiery columns erupting from the solid rocket boosters as it lifts off Launch Pad 39B on mission STS-116. The blazing light illuminated the launch pad and fixed service structure, at left. Liftoff occurred on time at 8:47 p.m. EST. This was the second launch attempt for mission STS-116. The first launch attempt on Dec. 7 was postponed due a low cloud ceiling over Kennedy Space Center. This is Discovery's 33rd...
Topics: What -- Space Shuttle Orbiter, What -- Discovery, What -- STS-116, What -- International Space...
Source: http://mediaarchive.ksc.nasa.gov/detail.cfm?mediaid=30777

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KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. - Twin columns of fire propel Space Shuttle Atlantis into a clear blue sky after liftoff from Launch Pad 39B. Atlantis is heading for a rendezvous with the International Space Station on mission STS-115. Liftoff was on-time at 11:14:55 a.m. EDT. After several launch attempts were scrubbed due to weather and technical concerns, this launch was executed perfectly. Mission STS-115 is the 116th space shuttle flight, the 27th flight for orbiter Atlantis, and the 19th U.S....
Topics: What -- Space Shuttle Orbiter, What -- Atlantis, What -- International Space Station (ISS), What --...
Source: http://mediaarchive.ksc.nasa.gov/detail.cfm?mediaid=30064

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KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- On the shortest day of the year, Discovery touches down on Runway 15 at NASA Kennedy Space Center's Shuttle Landing Facility as the sun sets, concluding mission STS-116. Aboard are Commander Mark Polansky, Pilot William Oefelein, and Mission Specialists Robert Curbeam, Joan Higginbotham, Nicholas Patrick and Christer Fuglesang, who represents the European Space Agency, as well as Thomas Reiter, who is returning from a 6-month stay on the International Space...
Topics: Who -- Mark Polansky, Who -- William Oefelein, Who -- Robert Curbeam, Who -- Joan Higginbotham, Who...
Source: http://mediaarchive.ksc.nasa.gov/detail.cfm?mediaid=30848

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KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. - During a Crew Equipment Interface Test (CEIT) in the Orbiter Processing Facility, STS-116 crew members are lowered into Discovery?s payload bay for a closer look. In the white cap is Mission Specialist Christer Fugelsang; at right is Mission Specialist Robert Curbeam. Fugelsang represents the European Space Agency. A CEIT allows astronauts to become familiar with equipment and hardware they will use on the mission. STS-116 will be mission No. 20 to the International...
Topics: Who -- Robert Curbeam, What -- STS-116, What -- International Space Station (ISS), Where -- Kennedy...
Source: http://mediaarchive.ksc.nasa.gov/detail.cfm?mediaid=30275

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KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- Amid the glow of lights from the fixed and rotating service structures, Space Shuttle Discovery rests on the hardstand of Launch Pad 39B at NASA's Kennedy Space Center after completing the 4.2-mile journey from the Vehicle Assembly Building. First motion was at 12:45 p.m. EDT. The shuttle rests on a mobile launcher platform. The rollout is an important step before launch of Discovery on mission STS-121 to the International Space Station. First motion of the shuttle...
Topics: What -- Space Shuttle Orbiter, What -- Discovery, What -- STS-121, What -- International Space...
Source: http://mediaarchive.ksc.nasa.gov/detail.cfm?mediaid=28732

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KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- At Astrotech Space Operations in Titusville, Fla., a light test on the solar arrays are complete on this probe of the THEMIS spacecraft. THEMIS consists of five identical probes, the largest number of scientific satellites ever launched into orbit aboard a single rocket. This unique constellation of satellites will resolve the tantalizing mystery of what causes the spectacular sudden brightening of the aurora borealis and aurora australis - the fiery skies over the...
Topics: What -- THEMIS, What -- Constellation, What -- Polar, What -- Earth, Where -- Kennedy Space Center...
Source: http://mediaarchive.ksc.nasa.gov/detail.cfm?mediaid=30810

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KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- Director of External Affairs and Business Development JoAnn H. Morgan greets former President Jimmy Carter on his visit to Kennedy Space Center. At far left is Center Director Roy D. Bridges Jr. Carter and former First Lady Rosalyn Carter are touring KSC
Topics: Who -- Roy D. Bridges, Where -- Kennedy Space Center (KSC)
Source: http://mediaarchive.ksc.nasa.gov/detail.cfm?mediaid=8707

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KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- After leaving the Orbiter Processing Facility, orbiter Columbia rolls toward the Vehicle Assembly Building where it will be mated with the external tank-solid rocket booster stack. Columbia is scheduled to be launched Feb. 28 on mission STS-109, a Hubble Servicing Mission. The goal of the mission is to service the HST, replacing Solar Array 2 with Solar Array 3, replacing the Power Control Unit, removing the Faint Object Camera and installing the ACS, installing...
Topics: What -- Columbia, What -- STS-109, What -- Hubble Space Telescope (HST), What -- Faint Object...
Source: http://mediaarchive.ksc.nasa.gov/detail.cfm?mediaid=8730

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KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, Fla. - The nose fairing for the Tracking and Data Relay Satellite-I (TDRS-I) rests on a workstand in the Spacecraft Assembly and Encapsulation Facility-2 (SAEF-2) where the satellite is being prepared for launch. The second in a new series of telemetry satellites, TDRS-I replenishes the existing on-orbit fleet of six spacecraft. The TDRS System is the primary source of space-to-ground voice, data and telemetry for the Space Shuttle. It also provides communications with the...
Topics: What -- Space Shuttle Orbiter, What -- International Space Station (ISS), What -- Earth, What --...
Source: http://mediaarchive.ksc.nasa.gov/detail.cfm?mediaid=8953

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KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. - A NASA videographer records the installation of the several enclosures on the Multi-Use Lightweight Equipment (MULE) carrier. The enclosures contain part of the payload on the Hubble Space Telescope Servicing Mission, STS-109, scheduled to launch Feb. 28 from Launch Pad 39A
Topics: What -- Hubble Space Telescope (HST), What -- STS-109, Where -- Kennedy Space Center (KSC)
Source: http://mediaarchive.ksc.nasa.gov/detail.cfm?mediaid=8859

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KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, Fla. - STS-109 Mission Specialist Michael J. Massimino gets a final fitting on his launch and entry suit two days before launch. On mission STS-109, the seven-member crew will capture the Hubble Space Telescope using the Shuttle's robotic arm and secure it on a workstand in Columbia's payload bay. Four mission specialists will perform five scheduled spacewalks to complete system upgrades to the telescope. More durable solar arrays, a large gyroscopic assembly to help point...
Topics: Who -- James H. Newman, What -- STS-109, What -- Hubble Space Telescope (HST), What --...
Source: http://mediaarchive.ksc.nasa.gov/detail.cfm?mediaid=8969

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KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, Fla. - STS-109 Payload Commander John Grunsfeld arrives at KSC aboard a T-38 jet aircraft to begin launch preparations. This is Grunsfeld's fourth Shuttle flight. The goal of the 11-day mission is repair and maintenance on the Hubble Space Telescope. Five spacewalks are planned to replace Solar Array 2 with Solar Array 3, replace the Power Control Unit, remove the Faint Object Camera and install the Advanced Camera for Surveys (ACS), install the Near Infrared Camera and...
Topics: Who -- John Grunsfeld, What -- STS-109, What -- Hubble Space Telescope (HST), What -- Faint Object...
Source: http://mediaarchive.ksc.nasa.gov/detail.cfm?mediaid=8962

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KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. - In the Vertical Processing Facility, the replacement Reaction Wheel Actuator for the Hubble Space Telescope is moved from its shipping container. Part of Hubble's Pointing Control System, the actuators receiving information from sensors and physically adjust Hubble's position and orientation so that Hubble can view the required celestial bodies. The reaction wheels work by rotating a large flywheel up to 3000 rpm or braking it to exchange momentum with the...
Topics: What -- Hubble Space Telescope (HST), What -- STS-109, Where -- Kennedy Space Center (KSC)
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KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. - The fully encapsulated Tracking and Data Relay Satellite-I (TDRS-I) waits in the Spacecraft Assembly and Encapsulation Facility-2 (SAEF-2) for transfer to Cape Canaveral Air Force Station. The second in a new series of telemetry satellites, TDRS-I replenishes the existing on-orbit fleet of six spacecraft. The TDRS System is the primary source of space-to-ground voice, data and telemetry for the Space Shuttle. It also provides communications with the International...
Topics: What -- Space Shuttle Orbiter, What -- International Space Station (ISS), What -- Earth, What --...
Source: http://mediaarchive.ksc.nasa.gov/detail.cfm?mediaid=8979

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KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- At KSC's Shuttle Landing Facility, the Tracking and Data Relay Satellite-I (TDRS-I) is lifted onto a transporter after being offloaded from the Air Force C-17 air cargo plane at right. The second in a new series of telemetry satellites, TDRS-I replenishes the existing on-orbit fleet of six spacecraft. The TDRS System is the primary source of space-to-ground voice, data and telemetry for the Space Shuttle. It also provides communications with the International Space...
Topics: What -- Space Shuttle Orbiter, What -- International Space Station (ISS), What -- Earth, What --...
Source: http://mediaarchive.ksc.nasa.gov/detail.cfm?mediaid=8847

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KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, Fla. - Flames and smoke stream from behind Space Shuttle Columbia as it leaps off the launch pad on its 27th flight into space on mission STS-109. Liftoff occurred at 6:22:02:08 a.m. EST (11:22:02:08 GMT). The goal of the mission is the maintenance and upgrade of the Hubble Space Telescope, to be carried out in five spacewalks. The crew of STS-109 comprises Commander Scott D. Altman, Pilot Duane G. Carey, Payload Commander John M. Grunsfeld, and Mission Specialists Nancy...
Topics: Who -- James H. Newman, What -- Space Shuttle Orbiter, What -- Columbia, What -- STS-109, What --...
Source: http://mediaarchive.ksc.nasa.gov/detail.cfm?mediaid=9014

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KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- On Pad 36-A, Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Fla., the nose fairing encapsulating the Tracking and Data Relay Satellite-I (TDRS-I) is mated to the Lockheed Martin Atlas IIA rocket. The second in a new series of telemetry satellites, TDRS-I replenishes the existing on-orbit fleet of six spacecraft. The TDRS System is the primary source of space-to-ground voice, data and telemetry for the Space Shuttle. It also provides communications with the International Space...
Topics: What -- Space Shuttle Orbiter, What -- Atlas, What -- International Space Station (ISS), What --...
Source: http://mediaarchive.ksc.nasa.gov/detail.cfm?mediaid=8988

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KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, Fla. - In the firing room, NASA Administrator Sean O'Keefe (right) congratulates the launch team after the successful on-time launch of Space Shuttle Columbia. Standing next to O'Keefe is Launch Director Mike Leinbach. Liftoff occurred at 6:22:02:08 a.m. EST (11:22:02:08 GMT). Columbia is on its 27th flight and the 108th flight of the Shuttle Program. The goal of the mission is the maintenance and upgrade of the Hubble Space Telescope, to be carried out in five spacewalks....
Topics: Who -- Administrator Sean O'Keefe, Who -- James H. Newman, What -- Space Shuttle Orbiter, What --...
Source: http://mediaarchive.ksc.nasa.gov/detail.cfm?mediaid=9017

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KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. - On Launch Pad 36-A, Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, the tower is rolled away from the Lockheed Martin Atlas/Centaur rocket prior to launch. The rocket will carry the Tracking and Data Relay Satellite-I (TDRS-I) into orbit. The second in a new series of telemetry satellites, TDRS-I replenishes the existing on-orbit fleet of six spacecraft. The TDRS System is the primary source of space-to-ground voice, data and telemetry for the Space Shuttle. It also provides...
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KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, Fla. -- The STS-109 crew enjoys an early morning snack that includes a symbolic cake with the mission logo, part of a ritual before a launch. Seated, left to right, are MIssion Specialists Michael Massimino and James Newman; Pilot Duane Carey; Commander Scott Altman; and Mission Specialists Nancy Currie, John Grunsfeld and Richard Linnehan. On mission STS-109, the crew will capture the Hubble Space Telescope using the Shuttle?s robotic arm and secure it on a workstand in...
Topics: Who -- Michael Massimino, Who -- Duane Carey, Who -- Scott Altman, Who -- Nancy Currie, Who -- John...
Source: http://mediaarchive.ksc.nasa.gov/detail.cfm?mediaid=9002

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KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. - STS-109 Pilot Duane G. Carey suits up for launch, scheduled for 6:22 a.m. EST March 1. On mission STS-109, the crew will capture the Hubble Space Telescope using the Shuttle's robotic arm and secure it on a workstand in Columbia's payload bay. Four mission specialists will perform five scheduled spacewalks to complete system upgrades to the telescope. More durable solar arrays, a large gyroscopic assembly to help point the telescope properly, a new telescope power...
Topics: What -- Space Shuttle Orbiter, What -- STS-109, What -- Hubble Space Telescope (HST), What --...
Source: http://mediaarchive.ksc.nasa.gov/detail.cfm?mediaid=9003

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KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- The first stage of an Atlas/Centaur booster (AC-144) is secured in an upright position at Launch Complex 36A at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in preparation for the launch of TDRS-J. The third in a series of telemetry satellites, TDRS-J will help replenish the current constellation of geosynchronous TDRS satellites. The TDRS System is the primary source of space-to-ground voice, data and telemetry for the Space Shuttle. It also provides communications with the...
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Source: http://mediaarchive.ksc.nasa.gov/detail.cfm?mediaid=17279

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KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- The TDRS-J satellite rests inside the first half of the fairing during encapsulation. The satellite is scheduled to be launched aboard a Lockheed Martin Atlas IIA-Centaur rocket from Launch Complex 36-A, Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Fla., on Dec. 4. The third in a series of telemetry satellites, TDRS-J will help replenish the current constellation of geosynchronous TDRS satellites. The TDRS System is the primary source of space-to-ground voice, data and...
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Source: http://mediaarchive.ksc.nasa.gov/detail.cfm?mediaid=17616

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KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- Workers make adjustments on the first part of the fairing around the TDRS-J satellite before encapsulation continues. The satellite is scheduled to be launched aboard a Lockheed Martin Atlas IIA-Centaur rocket from Launch Complex 36-A, Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Fla., on Dec. 4. The third in a series of telemetry satellites, TDRS-J will help replenish the current constellation of geosynchronous TDRS satellites. The TDRS System is the primary source of...
Topics: What -- Space Shuttle Orbiter, What -- Atlas, What -- Centaur, What -- Constellation, What --...
Source: http://mediaarchive.ksc.nasa.gov/detail.cfm?mediaid=17619

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KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- The TDRS-J satellite rests inside the first half of the fairing during encapsulation. The satellite is scheduled to be launched aboard a Lockheed Martin Atlas IIA-Centaur rocket from Launch Complex 36-A, Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Fla., on Dec. 4. The third in a series of telemetry satellites, TDRS-J will help replenish the current constellation of geosynchronous TDRS satellites. The TDRS System is the primary source of space-to-ground voice, data and...
Topics: What -- Space Shuttle Orbiter, What -- Atlas, What -- Centaur, What -- Constellation, What --...
Source: http://mediaarchive.ksc.nasa.gov/detail.cfm?mediaid=17617

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KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- At the 2002 Space Congress, Cape Canaveral, Fla., attendees listen to a presentation on "Hubble Discoveries" by Frank Ceppolina, project manager, Hubble Space Telescope Development Project. The Space Congress is held annually to highlight military and space initiatives, new technologies, and Florida's role in programs and research. This year's theme is Beginning a New Era - Initiatives in Space. NASA presented several paper sessions, including...
Topics: What -- Hubble Space Telescope (HST), Where -- Kennedy Space Center (KSC)
Source: http://mediaarchive.ksc.nasa.gov/detail.cfm?mediaid=9493

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KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- An Atlas/Centaur booster is moved away from the nose of its transport aircraft following its arrival at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station. The booster is being offloaded and readied for the move to Launch Pad 36A in preparation for the launch of TDRS-J. The third in a series of telemetry satellites, TDRS-J will help replenish the current constellation of geosynchronous TDRS satellites. The TDRS System is the primary source of space-to-ground voice, data and...
Topics: What -- Space Shuttle Orbiter, What -- Constellation, What -- International Space Station (ISS),...
Source: http://mediaarchive.ksc.nasa.gov/detail.cfm?mediaid=17269

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KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- Following its arrival at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, an Atlas/Centaur booster is offloaded and readied for its move to Launch Pad 36A in preparation for the launch of TDRS-J. The third in a series of telemetry satellites, TDRS-J will help replenish the current constellation of geosynchronous TDRS satellites. The TDRS System is the primary source of space-to-ground voice, data and telemetry for the Space Shuttle. It also provides communications with the...
Topics: What -- Space Shuttle Orbiter, What -- Constellation, What -- International Space Station (ISS),...
Source: http://mediaarchive.ksc.nasa.gov/detail.cfm?mediaid=17268

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KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, Fla. - As Space Shuttle Columbia hurtles into the pre-dawn sky on mission STS-109, its brilliant exhaust illuminates the clouds of smoke and steam and spreads across the nearby water. Liftoff of Columbia occurred at 6:22:02:08 a.m. EST (11:22:02:08 GMT). This was the 27th flight of the vehicle and 108th in the history of the Shuttle program. The goal of the mission is the maintenance and upgrade of the Hubble Space Telescope, to be carried out in five spacewalks. The crew...
Topics: Who -- James H. Newman, What -- Space Shuttle Orbiter, What -- Columbia, What -- Dawn, What --...
Source: http://mediaarchive.ksc.nasa.gov/detail.cfm?mediaid=9029

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KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- In the White Room, STS-109 Commander Scott D. Altman (center) is helped by the Closeout Crew for launch. At left is Danny Wyatt, NASA quality assurance specialist; at right is Tim Seymour, United Space Alliance mechanical technician. On the mission, Space Shuttle Columbia will rendezvous with the Hubble Space Telescope for the crew to replace and upgrade key telescope systems through five challenging spacewalks. After an extensive 2-1/2 year modification period...
Topics: What -- Space Shuttle Orbiter, What -- STS-109, What -- Columbia, What -- Hubble Space Telescope...
Source: http://mediaarchive.ksc.nasa.gov/detail.cfm?mediaid=9031

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KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- Workers prepare to lift the TDRS-J spacecraft for its move to a workstand in the Spacecraft Assembly and Encapsulation Facility-2 (SAEF-2) for final checkout and processing before launch, currently targeted for Nov. 20. TDRS-J is the third in the current series of three Tracking and Data Relay Satellites designed to replenish the existing on-orbit fleet of six spacecraft, the first of which was launched in 1983. The Tracking and Data Relay Satellite System is the...
Topics: What -- Space Shuttle Orbiter, What -- International Space Station (ISS), What -- Earth, What --...
Source: http://mediaarchive.ksc.nasa.gov/detail.cfm?mediaid=17430

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KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- Workers supervise the placement of the TDRS-J spacecraft onto a workstand in the Spacecraft Assembly and Encapsulation Facility-2 (SAEF-2) for final checkout and processing before launch, currently targeted for Nov. 20. TDRS-J is the third in the current series of three Tracking and Data Relay Satellites designed to replenish the existing on-orbit fleet of six spacecraft, the first of which was launched in 1983. The Tracking and Data Relay Satellite System is the...
Topics: What -- Space Shuttle Orbiter, What -- International Space Station (ISS), What -- Earth, What --...
Source: http://mediaarchive.ksc.nasa.gov/detail.cfm?mediaid=17435

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KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. - At Launch Complex 36-A, Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, the TDRS-J satellite launches aboard an Atlas IIA vehicle on Dec. 4 at the beginning of the launch window at 9:42 p.m. EST. TDRS-J, the third in a series of telemetry satellites, will help replenish the current constellation of geosynchronous TDRS satellites that are the primary source of space-to-ground voice, data and telemetry for the Space Shuttle. The satellites also provide communications with the...
Topics: What -- Space Shuttle Orbiter, What -- Atlas, What -- Constellation, What -- International Space...
Source: http://mediaarchive.ksc.nasa.gov/detail.cfm?mediaid=17720

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KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. - At a space shuttle all hands meeting in the training auditorium at NASA's Kennedy Space Center, Space Shuttle Program Manager Wayne Hale discusses effects of Hurricane Katrina on NASA facilities, the status of the program, successes of the STS-114 mission, and the newly released budget. Photo credit: NASA/Jim Grossmann
Topics: What -- Space Shuttle Orbiter, What -- STS-114, Where -- Kennedy Space Center (KSC)
Source: http://mediaarchive.ksc.nasa.gov/detail.cfm?mediaid=28011

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KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. - Wearing a cap with the New York Fire Department logo, Expedition 5 Commander Valeri Korzun suits up for the second launch attempt aboard Space Shuttle Endeavour on mission STS-111 to the International Space Station. This is Korzun's first Shuttle flight. Expedition 5 will replace Expedition 4 on board the Station. Expedition 4 crew members will return to Earth with the STS-111 crew on Endeavour. This mission marks the 14th Shuttle flight to the International Space...
Topics: What -- Space Shuttle Orbiter, What -- Endeavour, What -- STS-111, What -- International Space...
Source: http://mediaarchive.ksc.nasa.gov/detail.cfm?mediaid=9769

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KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. - At the KSC Shuttle Landing Facility, STS-111 Mission Specialist Philippe Perrin, with the French Space Agency, waits for the rest of the crew before departing for Crew Quarters. The crew has arrived to prepare for launch. Mission STS-111, known as Utilization Flight 2, is carrying supplies and equipment to the International Space Station. The payload includes the Multi-Purpose Logistics Module Leonardo, the Mobile Base System, which will be installed on the Mobile...
Topics: Who -- Philippe Perrin, What -- Space Shuttle Orbiter, What -- STS-111, What -- International Space...
Source: http://mediaarchive.ksc.nasa.gov/detail.cfm?mediaid=9649

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KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. - At the KSC Shuttle Landing Facility, STS-111 Pilot Paul Lockhart climbs out of the T-38 jet aircraft that he flew from Houston to prepare for launch. Mission STS-111, known as Utilization Flight 2, is carrying supplies and equipment to the International Space Station. The payload includes the Multi-Purpose Logistics Module Leonardo, the Mobile Base System, which will be installed on the Mobile Transporter to complete the Canadian Mobile Servicing System, or MSS, and...
Topics: Who -- Paul Lockhart, What -- Space Shuttle Orbiter, What -- STS-111, What -- International Space...
Source: http://mediaarchive.ksc.nasa.gov/detail.cfm?mediaid=9648

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KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- The TDRS-J satellite is fully encapsulated and ready for transport to Launch Complex 36-A, Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Fla. There it will be mated with the Lockheed Martin Atlas IIA-Centaur rocket for launch on Dec. 4. The third in a series of telemetry satellites, TDRS-J will help replenish the current constellation of geosynchronous TDRS satellites. The TDRS System is the primary source of space-to-ground voice, data and telemetry for the Space Shuttle. It...
Topics: What -- Space Shuttle Orbiter, What -- Atlas, What -- Centaur, What -- Constellation, What --...
Source: http://mediaarchive.ksc.nasa.gov/detail.cfm?mediaid=17634

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KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- At Launch Complex 36-A, Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, a Lockheed-Martin Atlas Centaur IIA (AC-144) rocket is lifted up the launch tower . The rocket will be used in the launch of TDRS-J, scheduled for Nov. 20. The third in a series of telemetry satellites, TDRS-J will help replenish the current constellation of geosynchronous TDRS satellites. The TDRS System is the primary source of space-to-ground voice, data and telemetry for the Space Shuttle. It also...
Topics: What -- Space Shuttle Orbiter, What -- Atlas, What -- Centaur, What -- Constellation, What --...
Source: http://mediaarchive.ksc.nasa.gov/detail.cfm?mediaid=17303

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KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- The first stage of an Atlas/Centaur booster (AC-144) is lifted into an upright position at Launch Complex 36A at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in preparation for the launch of TDRS-J. The third in a series of telemetry satellites, TDRS-J will help replenish the current constellation of geosynchronous TDRS satellites. The TDRS System is the primary source of space-to-ground voice, data and telemetry for the Space Shuttle. It also provides communications with the...
Topics: What -- Space Shuttle Orbiter, What -- Constellation, What -- International Space Station (ISS),...
Source: http://mediaarchive.ksc.nasa.gov/detail.cfm?mediaid=17278

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KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- Powerful xenon lights on the Shuttle Landing Facility outline the dark image of orbiter Columbia as it approaches touchdown on Runway 33. The landing completes mission STS-109 to service the Hubble Space Telescope, returning the crew of seven to Earth after a mission elapsed time of 10 days, 22 hours, 11 minutes. Wheel stop occurred on orbit 165 at 4:33:09 a.m. EST. Main gear touchdown occurred at 4:31:52 a.m. and nose wheel touchdown an 4:32:02. It was the 58th...
Topics: What -- Columbia, What -- STS-109, What -- Hubble Space Telescope (HST), What -- Earth, Where --...
Source: http://mediaarchive.ksc.nasa.gov/detail.cfm?mediaid=9067

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KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- A truck containing the Solar Radiation and Climate Experiment (SORCE) spacecraft approaches the Multi-Purpose Processing Facility at KSC. The spacecraft will undergo final processing for launch. SORCE is equipped with four instruments that will measure variations in solar radiation much more accurately than anything now in use and observe some of the spectral properties of solar radiation for the first time. With data from NASA's SORCE mission, researchers should...
Topics: What -- SORCE, What -- Sun, What -- Pegasus, Where -- Kennedy Space Center (KSC), Where -- Goddard...
Source: http://mediaarchive.ksc.nasa.gov/detail.cfm?mediaid=17462

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KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- In the Multi-Purpose Processing Facility at KSC, the Solar Radiation and Climate Experiment (SORCE) spacecraft is rotated from a vertical to horizontal position on a workstand. SORCE arrived at Kennedy Space Center Oct. 26 to begin final processing. SORCE is equipped with four instruments that will measure variations in solar radiation much more accurately than anything now in use and observe some of the spectral properties of solar radiation for the first time....
Topics: What -- SORCE, What -- Sun, What -- Pegasus, Where -- Kennedy Space Center (KSC), Where -- Goddard...
Source: http://mediaarchive.ksc.nasa.gov/detail.cfm?mediaid=17458

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KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- A container with the Solar Radiation and Climate Experiment (SORCE) spacecraft inside is moved into the Multi-Purpose Processing Facility at KSC. The spacecraft will undergo final processing in the MPPF for launch. SORCE is equipped with four instruments that will measure variations in solar radiation much more accurately than anything now in use and observe some of the spectral properties of solar radiation for the first time. With data from NASA's SORCE mission,...
Topics: What -- SORCE, What -- Sun, What -- Pegasus, Where -- Kennedy Space Center (KSC), Where -- Goddard...
Source: http://mediaarchive.ksc.nasa.gov/detail.cfm?mediaid=17464

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KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. - Space Shuttle Endeavour's drag chute deploys as the orbiter lands on runway 33 at the Shuttle Landing Facility after completing the 13-day, 18-hour, 48-minute, 5.74-million mile STS-113 mission to the International Space Station. Main gear touchdown was at 2:37:12 p.m. EST, nose gear touchdown was at 2:37:23 p.m., and wheel stop was at 2:38:25 p.m. Poor weather conditions thwarted landing opportunities until a fourth day, the first time in Shuttle program history...
Topics: Who -- James Wetherbee, Who -- Paul Lockhart, Who -- John Herrington, Who -- Peggy Whitson, What --...
Source: http://mediaarchive.ksc.nasa.gov/detail.cfm?mediaid=17736

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KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. - Space Shuttle Endeavour's wheels make first contact with runway 33 at the Shuttle Landing Facility after completing the 13-day, 18-hour, 48-minute, 5.74-million mile STS-113 mission to the International Space Station. Main gear touchdown was at 2:37:12 p.m. EST, nose gear touchdown was at 2:37:23 p.m., and wheel stop was at 2:38:25 p.m. Poor weather conditions thwarted landing opportunities until a fourth day, the first time in Shuttle program history that a landing...
Topics: Who -- James Wetherbee, Who -- Paul Lockhart, Who -- John Herrington, Who -- Peggy Whitson, What --...
Source: http://mediaarchive.ksc.nasa.gov/detail.cfm?mediaid=17735

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KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. - STS-107 Pilot William "Willie" McCool pauses next to the T-38 jet aircraft in which he flew to KSC. He and the crew are at KSC to take part in Terminal Countdown Demonstration Test activities, which include a simulated launch countdown. Other crew members are Commander Rick Husband, Payload Commander Michael Anderson, Mission Specialists Kalpana Chawla, David Brown and Laurel Clark, and Payload Specialist Ilan Ramon, the first Israeli astronaut. STS-107 is...
Topics: Who -- Kalpana Chawla, Who -- Ilan Ramon, What -- STS-107, What -- Earth, Where -- Kennedy Space...
Source: http://mediaarchive.ksc.nasa.gov/detail.cfm?mediaid=17808

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KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- The Integrated Equipment Assembly (IEA), one of two major components of the Starboard 6 (S6) truss segment for the International Space Station (ISS), arrives at the Shuttle Landing Facility aboard NASA's Super Guppy cargo airplane. The customized four-engine aricraft has a 24-foot-diameter fuselage and a foldaway nose enabling it to load and transport oversize cargo. The IEA will be joined to its companion piece, the Long Spacer, before launch early in 2004. The S6...
Topics: What -- International Space Station (ISS), Where -- Kennedy Space Center (KSC)
Source: http://mediaarchive.ksc.nasa.gov/detail.cfm?mediaid=17790

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KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. - Space Shuttle Endeavour's drag chute is unreefed as the orbiter lands on runway 33 at the Shuttle Landing Facility at the conclusion of the 13-day, 18-hour, 48-minute, 5.74-million mile STS-113 mission to the International Space Station. The landing convoy in the foreground is ready to approach and safe the vehicle after it comes to a full stop. Main gear touchdown was at 2:37:12 p.m. EST, nose gear touchdown was at 2:37:23 p.m., and wheel stop was at 2:38:25 p.m....
Topics: Who -- James Wetherbee, Who -- Paul Lockhart, Who -- John Herrington, Who -- Peggy Whitson, What --...
Source: http://mediaarchive.ksc.nasa.gov/detail.cfm?mediaid=17749

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KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- Space Shuttle Columbia, sitting atop the Mobile Launcher Platform, which in turn is carried by the crawler-transporter underneath, makes the journey past the Launch Control Center on its way to Launch Pad 39A. The STS-107 research mission comprises experiments ranging from material sciences to life sciences (many rats), plus the Fast Reaction Experiments Enabling Science, Technology, Applications and Research (FREESTAR) that incorporates eight high priority...
Topics: What -- Space Shuttle Orbiter, What -- Columbia, What -- STS-107, What -- FAST, Where -- Kennedy...
Source: http://mediaarchive.ksc.nasa.gov/detail.cfm?mediaid=17765

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KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- In the Orbiter Processing Facility, an orbiter main engine is lifted by a new engine hyster, built by Rocketdyne, that is used to remove it from the orbiter. .
Topic: Where -- Kennedy Space Center (KSC)
Source: http://mediaarchive.ksc.nasa.gov/detail.cfm?mediaid=17855

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KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- In the Orbiter Processing Facility, workers use a new engine hyster, built by Rocketdyne, to remove an engine on an orbiter. .
Topic: Where -- Kennedy Space Center (KSC)
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KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. - After landing at the KSC Shuttle Landing Facility, NASA's Super Guppy cargo airplane opens to remove its cargo, the Long Spacer (LS), the second and final piece of the Starboard 6 (S6) Integrated Truss Segment. The LS will be transported to the Space Station Processing Facility for inspections and verification tests. Eventually the LS will be integrated with the S6 Integrated Equipment Assembly already at KSC and will fly as one segment to the International Space...
Topics: What -- Space Shuttle Orbiter, What -- International Space Station (ISS), What -- STS-119, Where --...
Source: http://mediaarchive.ksc.nasa.gov/detail.cfm?mediaid=17829

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KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- Attached underneath the Orbital Sciences L-1011 aircraft is the Pegasus XL Expendable Launch Vehicle, which will be transported to the Multi-Payload Processing Facility for testing and verification. The Pegasus will undergo three flight simulations prior to its scheduled launch in late January 2003. The Pegasus XL will carry NASA's Solar Radiation and Climate Experiment (SORCE) into orbit. Built by Orbital Sciences Space Systems Group, SORCE will study and measure...
Topics: What -- Pegasus, What -- SORCE, Where -- Kennedy Space Center (KSC)
Source: http://mediaarchive.ksc.nasa.gov/detail.cfm?mediaid=17839

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KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. - The STS-107 crew gets instruction on emergency egress from the pad during Terminal Countdown Demonstration Test activities. Standing in the slidewire basket are (from left) Mission Specialist Laurel Clark, Payload Specialist Ilan Ramon (the first Israeli astronaut) and Payload Commander Michael Anderson. The TCDT also includes a simulated launch countdown. STS-107 is a mission devoted to research and will include more than 80 experiments that will study Earth and...
Topics: Who -- Ilan Ramon, What -- Space Shuttle Orbiter, What -- STS-107, What -- Earth, What -- Columbia,...
Source: http://mediaarchive.ksc.nasa.gov/detail.cfm?mediaid=17869

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KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- STS-107 Payload Commander Michael Anderson completes suit check prior to Terminal Countdown Demonstration Test activities, which include a simulated launch countdown at the pad. STS-107 is a mission devoted to research and will include more than 80 experiments that will study Earth and space science, advanced technology development, and astronaut health and safety. Launch is planned for Jan. 16, 2003, between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. EST aboard Space Shuttle Columbia. .
Topics: What -- Space Shuttle Orbiter, What -- STS-107, What -- Earth, What -- Columbia, Where -- Kennedy...
Source: http://mediaarchive.ksc.nasa.gov/detail.cfm?mediaid=17850

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KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- In the Space Station Processing Facility, a worker begins uncovering the Long Spacer (LS), the second and final piece of the S6 Integrated Truss Segment. Both the LS and the S6 Integrated Equipment Assembly (IEA) will undergo inspections and verifications tests to prepare them for flight to the International Space Station in early 2004. Although separate for now, the two segments will be integrated and fly as one on mission STS-119. Together the two pieces weigh...
Topics: What -- International Space Station (ISS), What -- STS-119, Where -- Kennedy Space Center (KSC)
Source: http://mediaarchive.ksc.nasa.gov/detail.cfm?mediaid=17858

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KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- In the Space Station Processing Facility, workers begin uncovering the Long Spacer (LS), the second and final piece of the S6 Integrated Truss Segment. Both the LS and the S6 Integrated Equipment Assembly (IEA) will undergo inspections and verifications tests to prepare them for flight to the International Space Station in early 2004. Although separate for now, the two segments will be integrated and fly as one on mission STS-119. Together the two pieces weigh...
Topics: What -- International Space Station (ISS), What -- STS-119, Where -- Kennedy Space Center (KSC)
Source: http://mediaarchive.ksc.nasa.gov/detail.cfm?mediaid=17859

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KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- Workers complete the final steps to detach a Pegasus XL Expendable Launch Vehicle from the underside of an Orbital Sciences L-1011 aircraft. The aircraft, with the launch vehicle nestled beneath, arrived at the Cape Canaveral Air Force Station Skid Strip on Dec. 17. The Pegasus XL will undergo three flight simulations prior to its scheduled launch in late January 2003. It will carry NASA's Solar Radiation and Climate Experiment (SORCE) spacecraft into orbit. Built...
Topics: What -- Pegasus, What -- SORCE, Where -- Kennedy Space Center (KSC)
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KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- A Pegasus XL Expendable Launch Vehicle is prepared for towing to the Multi-Purpose Payload Facility (MPPF) where it will undergo testing, verification, and three flight simulations prior to its scheduled launch. The vehicle, nestled beneath an Orbital Sciences L-1011 aircraft, arrived at the Cape Canaveral Air Force Station Skid Strip on Dec. 17. It is commissioned to carry NASA's Solar Radiation and Climate Experiment (SORCE) spacecraft into orbit in late January...
Topics: What -- Pegasus, What -- SORCE, Where -- Kennedy Space Center (KSC)
Source: http://mediaarchive.ksc.nasa.gov/detail.cfm?mediaid=17907

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KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- The STS-107 crew gets instruction on the slidewire basket during emergency egress training, part of Terminal Countdown Demonstration Test activities. Seen are Mission Specialist Laurel Clark, Payload Commander Michael Anderson and Payload Specialist Ilan Ramon (the first Israeli astronaut). The TCDT also includes a simulated launch countdown. STS-107 is a mission devoted to research and will include more than 80 experiments that will study Earth and space science,...
Topics: Who -- Ilan Ramon, What -- Space Shuttle Orbiter, What -- STS-107, What -- Earth, What -- Columbia,...
Source: http://mediaarchive.ksc.nasa.gov/detail.cfm?mediaid=17873

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KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- During emergency egress training, part of Terminal Countdown Demonstration Test activities at the pad, STS-107 Mission Specialists Kalpana Chawla and David Brown share a slidewire basket. The TCDT also includes a simulated launch countdown. STS-107 is a mission devoted to research and will include more than 80 experiments that will study Earth and space science, advanced technology development, and astronaut health and safety. Launch is planned for Jan. 16, 2003,...
Topics: Who -- Kalpana Chawla, What -- Space Shuttle Orbiter, What -- STS-107, What -- Earth, What --...
Source: http://mediaarchive.ksc.nasa.gov/detail.cfm?mediaid=17874

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KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. - The Cosmic Hot Interstellar Plasma Spectrometer, or CHIPSat, undergoes final processing before launch. CHIPSat, a suitcase-size 131-pound satellite, will provide invaluable information into the origin, physical processes and properties of the hot gas contained in the interstellar medium. This can provide important clues about the formation and evolution of galaxies since the interstellar medium literally contains the seeds of future stars. CHIPSat is scheduled for...
Topics: What -- Plasma Spectrometer, What -- Spectrometer, What -- ICESat, Where -- Kennedy Space Center...
Source: http://mediaarchive.ksc.nasa.gov/detail.cfm?mediaid=17979

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KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. - The interstage of the Delta II rocket arrives at NASA's Space Launch Complex 2 (SLC-2), Vandenberg Air Force Base, Calif. The rocket will carry the ICESat and CHIPSat satellites into Earth orbits. ICESat is a 661-pound satellite known as Geoscience Laser Altimeter System (GLAS) that will revolutionize our understanding of ice and its role in global climate change and how we protect and understand our home planet. It will help scientists determine if the global sea...
Topics: What -- ICESat, What -- Earth, What -- Altimeter, What -- Polar, Where -- Kennedy Space Center (KSC)
Source: http://mediaarchive.ksc.nasa.gov/detail.cfm?mediaid=17960

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KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. - The first stage of the Delta II rocket is ready to be lifted up the tower on NASA's Space Launch Complex 2 (SLC-2), Vandenberg Air Force Base, Calif. The rocket will carry the ICESat and CHIPSat satellites into Earth orbits. ICESat is a 661-pound satellite known as Geoscience Laser Altimeter System (GLAS) that will revolutionize our understanding of ice and its role in global climate change and how we protect and understand our home planet. It will help scientists...
Topics: What -- ICESat, What -- Earth, What -- Altimeter, What -- Polar, Where -- Kennedy Space Center (KSC)
Source: http://mediaarchive.ksc.nasa.gov/detail.cfm?mediaid=17958

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KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. - The Cosmic Hot Interstellar Plasma Spectrometer, or CHIPSat, undergoes final processing before launch. CHIPSat, a suitcase-size 131-pound satellite, will provide invaluable information into the origin, physical processes and properties of the hot gas contained in the interstellar medium. This can provide important clues about the formation and evolution of galaxies since the interstellar medium literally contains the seeds of future stars. CHIPSat is scheduled for...
Topics: What -- Plasma Spectrometer, What -- Spectrometer, What -- ICESat, Where -- Kennedy Space Center...
Source: http://mediaarchive.ksc.nasa.gov/detail.cfm?mediaid=17977

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KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. - A second stage is inserted into an interstage atop a Delta II rocket at NASA's Space Launch Complex 2 (SLC-2) at Vandenberg Air Force Base, Calif. The rocket will carry the ICESat and CHIPSat satellites into Earth orbits. The Ice, Cloud, and Land Elevation Satellite, or ICESat, is a 661-pound satellite carrying the Geoscience Laser Altimeter System (GLAS) that will revolutionize our understanding of ice and its role in global climate change and how we protect and...
Topics: What -- ICESat, What -- Earth, What -- Altimeter, What -- Polar, What -- Plasma Spectrometer, What...
Source: http://mediaarchive.ksc.nasa.gov/detail.cfm?mediaid=17986

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KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. - On the launch tower on NASA's Space Launch Complex 2 (SLC-2), Vandenberg Air Force Base, Calif., a solid rocket booster is lifted into an upright position beside the Delta II rocket to which it will be attached. The rocket will carry the ICESat and CHIPSat satellites into Earth orbits. ICESat is a 661-pound satellite known as Geoscience Laser Altimeter System (GLAS) that will revolutionize our understanding of ice and its role in global climate change and how we...
Topics: What -- ICESat, What -- Earth, What -- Altimeter, What -- Polar, Where -- Kennedy Space Center (KSC)
Source: http://mediaarchive.ksc.nasa.gov/detail.cfm?mediaid=17973

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KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. - Workers at the base of the launch tower on NASA's Space Launch Complex 2 (SLC-2), Vandenberg Air Force Base, Calif., watch as the interstage of the Delta II rocket is lifted up the tower. The interstage will eventually house the second stage and will be mated with the first stage. The rocket will carry the ICESat and CHIPSat satellites into Earth orbits. ICESat is a 661-pound satellite known as Geoscience Laser Altimeter System (GLAS) that will revolutionize our...
Topics: What -- ICESat, What -- Earth, What -- Altimeter, What -- Polar, Where -- Kennedy Space Center (KSC)
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KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. - On the launch tower on NASA's Space Launch Complex 2 (SLC-2), Vandenberg Air Force Base, Calif., the second stage of a Delta II rocket sits mated with the first stage. The rocket will carry the ICESat and CHIPSat satellites into Earth orbits. ICESat is a 661-pound satellite known as Geoscience Laser Altimeter System (GLAS) that will revolutionize our understanding of ice and its role in global climate change and how we protect and understand our home planet. It will...
Topics: What -- ICESat, What -- Earth, What -- Altimeter, What -- Polar, Where -- Kennedy Space Center (KSC)
Source: http://mediaarchive.ksc.nasa.gov/detail.cfm?mediaid=17968

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KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. - On the launch tower on NASA's Space Launch Complex 2 (SLC-2), Vandenberg Air Force Base, Calif., a solid rocket booster is lifted into an upright position for mating to a Delta II rocket. The rocket will carry the ICESat and CHIPSat satellites into Earth orbits. ICESat is a 661-pound satellite known as Geoscience Laser Altimeter System (GLAS) that will revolutionize our understanding of ice and its role in global climate change and how we protect and understand our...
Topics: What -- ICESat, What -- Earth, What -- Altimeter, What -- Polar, Where -- Kennedy Space Center (KSC)
Source: http://mediaarchive.ksc.nasa.gov/detail.cfm?mediaid=17971

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KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. - Flames flow from the solid rocket boosters as Space Shuttle Atlantis roars into the clear blue sky on launch of mission STS-110. Liftoff occurred at 4:44:19 p.m. EDT (20:41:19 GMT). Carrying the S0 Integrated Truss Structure and Mobile Transporter, STS-110 is the 13th assembly flight to the International Space Station
Topics: What -- Space Shuttle Orbiter, What -- Atlantis, What -- STS-110, What -- International Space...
Source: http://mediaarchive.ksc.nasa.gov/detail.cfm?mediaid=9309

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KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. - Jerry Ross jokes with the Closeout Crew in the White Room as he prepares to enter Space Shuttle Atlantis for launch. The White Room provides entry into the cockpit area of the orbiter. The 13th assembly flight to the International Space Station, STS-110 is carrying the S0 Integrated Truss Structure and Mobile Transporter (MT). On the 11-day mission, astronauts, including Ross, will make four spacewalks to attach the S0 truss, which will become the backbone of the...
Topics: What -- Space Shuttle Orbiter, What -- Atlantis, What -- International Space Station (ISS), What --...
Source: http://mediaarchive.ksc.nasa.gov/detail.cfm?mediaid=9302

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KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- Launch! Birds in the foreground seem oblivious to the fire and smoke as Space Shuttle Atlantis roars into the sky on mission STS-110. Liftoff occurred at 4:44:19 p.m. EDT (20:41:19 GMT). Carrying the S0 Integrated Truss Structure and Mobile Transporter, STS-110 is the 13th assembly flight to the International Space Station
Topics: What -- Space Shuttle Orbiter, What -- Atlantis, What -- STS-110, What -- International Space...
Source: http://mediaarchive.ksc.nasa.gov/detail.cfm?mediaid=9313

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KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. - Atlantis and crew return to Earth, touching down on the KSC Shuttle Landing Facility runway 33, after completing the 10-day, 19-hour, 4.5-million mile mission STS-110 to the International Space Station. The crew comprises Commander Michael Bloomfield, Pilot Stephen Frick and Mission Specialists Jerry Ross, Steven Smith, Ellen Ochoa, Lee Morin and Rex Walheim. Main gear touchdown was 12:26:57 p.m. EDT, nose gear touchdown was 12:27:09 p.m. and wheel stop was 12:28:07...
Topics: Who -- Stephen Frick, Who -- Steven Smith, Who -- Ellen Ochoa, Who -- Lee Morin, What -- Atlantis,...
Source: http://mediaarchive.ksc.nasa.gov/detail.cfm?mediaid=9366

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KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. - As the clouds of smoke and steam roll away into the darkness, Space Shuttle Endeavour blazes into the night sky on mission STS-113. Liftoff from Launch Pad 39A occurred ontime at 7:49:47 p.m. EST. The launch is the 19th for Endeavour, and the 112th flight in the Shuttle program. Mission STS-113 is the 16th assembly flight to the International Space Station, carrying another structure for the Station, the P1 integrated truss. Also onboard are the Expedition 6 crew,...
Topics: What -- Space Shuttle Orbiter, What -- Endeavour, What -- STS-113, What -- International Space...
Source: http://mediaarchive.ksc.nasa.gov/detail.cfm?mediaid=17683

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KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- The Seminole Native American Veterans Color Guard (Seminole Flag, U.S. Flag, and State of Florida Flag) enter the Debus Conference Center in the KSC Visitor Complex during a dinner honoring astronaut John B. Herrington, the first tribally enrolled Native American astronaut to fly on a Shuttle mission. Herrington is a Mission Specialist on STS-113. In addition to the dinner at KSC, several hundred Native Americans from around the country attended a symposium in...
Topics: What -- STS-113, Where -- Kennedy Space Center (KSC), Where -- Florida, Where -- Oklahoma
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KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- The Chickasaw Dance Troupe performs an Honor Dance during the Native American Ceremony at the Rocket Garden in the KSC Visitor Complex. The ceremony was part of several days' activities commemorating John B. Herrington as the first tribally enrolled Native American astronaut to fly on a Shuttle mission. Herrington is a Mission Specialist on STS-113.
Topics: What -- STS-113, Where -- Kennedy Space Center (KSC)
Source: http://mediaarchive.ksc.nasa.gov/detail.cfm?mediaid=17580

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KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- Singer Buffy Sainte-Marie sings during a pre-launch Native American ceremony in the Rocket Garden of the KSC Visitor Complex. She herself is a Cree. The ceremony was part of several days' activities commemorating John B. Herrington as the first tribally enrolled Native American astronaut to fly on a Shuttle mission. Herrington is a Mission Specialist on STS-113.
Topics: What -- STS-113, Where -- Kennedy Space Center (KSC)
Source: http://mediaarchive.ksc.nasa.gov/detail.cfm?mediaid=17577

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KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- A vendor displays safety garb during Spaceport Super Safety & Health Day at KSC. Dozens of presentations and exhibits across the Center focused attention on safety at work and home.
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KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. - The STS-113 and Expedition 6 crews pause for a photo during Terminal Countdown Demonstration Test activities at the pad. From left are STS-113 Mission Specialists Michael Lopez-Alegria and John Herrington, Commander James Wetherbee and Pilot Paul Lockhart; Expedition 6 astronaut Donald Pettit, Commander Ken Bowersox and cosmonaut Nikolai Budarin. The TCDT also includes a simulated launch countdown. The 16th assembly flight to the International Space Station, STS-113...
Topics: Who -- John Herrington, Who -- James Wetherbee, Who -- Paul Lockhart, Who -- Donald Pettit, Who --...
Source: http://mediaarchive.ksc.nasa.gov/detail.cfm?mediaid=17403